La Morella Nuts, part of the Barry Callebaut Group, will announce a new range that consists of freshly deshelled, organic Mediterranean nuts at ISM 2017 in Cologne, Germany from January 29 to February 1, 2017.
The hazelnuts, almonds and pistachios come in a wide range of applications: pure chopped, crocants, sablages, nut pastes, choco fillings and pralinés.
“Based on the latest insights, trends and novelties, our specialists are continuously developing new nut-related products that capture the very best that nature has to offer,” says Nathalie Garrigue, GM of la Morella Nuts.
The company says all organic nuts are grown by farmers under the Mediterranean sun without any chemical pesticides or fertilizers.
To fully preserve the authentic Mediterranean flavors, the nuts are deshelled just before roasting, creating a multisensory experience in all premium confectionery creations.
For the sustainability nut program, la Morella Nuts works closely together with farmer organizations in Spain to understand the unique challenges that nut farmers face.
The program focuses on three elements: Training and Support, Good Agricultural Practices and Environment, including water management, nutrient management, pest management, bee health and the improvement of crop efficiency.
“We work together with farmers to best understand their challenges in order to provide solutions to their unique needs,” says Garrigue.
“It is not only about increasing their productivity in the short term, but also about safeguarding the environment and therefore, the future of the profession in the long term.”
The initiative of La Morella Nuts is in line with Barry Callebaut’s Forever Chocolate commitment that includes having 100% sustainable ingredients by 2025.